Get the lowdown on the best cruises for families with young adults.

It’s official – cruising has hit the cool factor for youth. You can find it right up there with beards, knit bombing and bowties.  So if you’ve been dying to get your twenty-something kids on a family cruise, now is the time. Here’s our pick of the best cruises for families with young adults:


P&O SeaBreaks

P&O Cruises has designed the ultimate short getaways that no twenty-something can resist. The SeaBreaks cruises are themed around comedy, food and drink, music and even the Art Deco Festival in Napier.

There’s nothing like ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing) with adult-only comedy to bond as a family! Or singing along to Aussie rock classics with day and night jam sessions on the new Rock and Blues themed cruise.

Choose from a staggering 84 P&O SeaBreak cruises in the 2016-17 season, with sailings from every home port in Australia as well as Auckland.


Island hopping in the South Pacific

Even twenty-somethings want to get away from it all now and again! Discover paradise with a family cruise to the South Pacific islands.  There’s something for all generations just over the Coral Sea. Whether you enjoy snorkelling, hiking, lazing on the beach, shopping for bargains or exploring the local culture – a South Pacific cruise will hit the mark.

There is a vast choice of cruises departing from around Australia. And with cruises starting from just seven nights, it’s never been easier to book everyone in for a short family getaway. Details here!


Melbourne Cup cruise

Join the glitz, glamour and galas with a Melbourne Cup cruise! From the moment you step onboard, you’ll be whisked away into a world of entertainment, festivities and feathers (yes, feathers!). There will be fashion shows, best-dressed competitions and themed parties – and that’s before you even arrive at Flemington!

Design your own fascinator. Shop for designer handbags and accessories in the onboard boutiques. And indulge in a spa and beauty treatment so you arrive at the racecourse perfectly pampered. There’s plenty of time to explore all the nightlife, restaurants and onboard activities on the way home!

Carnival and P&O Cruises offer Melbourne Cup packages from Sydney and Brisbane with six, seven and eight-night sailings.


Australia Day cruise

Just quietly, we think this might be the best cruise for families with young adults. Why? Because there’s nothing that brings a family together like Australia Day. Pack away the old family barbie and jump onboard a cruise ship for one big party! As soon as the ship anchors in Sydney Harbour on January 26th, you’ll realise this is one holiday everyone will be talking about for years to come.

There are five Australia Day cruises to choose from in 2016 onboard Pacific Aria and Pacific Dawn (from Brisbane), Pacific Jewel (from Melbourne), Pacific Pearl and Pacific Eden (from Sydney).

Head over to our website to browse more super-cool cruises for young adults and book your family cruise today!

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